Do you have gaps in your smile you are unhappy with or experiencing problems with eating? If so, it’s likely that dental implants are the ideal treatment. Dental implants are a modern solution for lost teeth and an alternative to dentures.
Who are Dental Implants for?
Patients with gappy or crooked teeth are ideal candidates for dental implants as one of the most common and popular treatments for replacing missing teeth.
When you visit us for your initial consultation, we will first examine the structure of your mouth and bone dentistry to decide whether or not bone augmentation treatment will be necessary before going ahead with dental implants. Call our expertly trained team of dental professionals at Westbury Dental Care today on 020 8942 8943 or use our contact form to get in touch!
What are implants?
Implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails, and just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone. Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures. Dental implants serve as long-term solutions for replacing missing teeth, if properly maintained and look after using our recommended daily oral habits and hygiene practices such as brushing teeth and flossing twice a day.
Furthermore, dental implants are also ideal for supporting crowns and dentures in a similar way that the root supports natural teeth. Implant treatment normally has two stages. First, the implant is placed in the jaw. Then, when the jaw has healed, replacement teeth are attached to the implant.
Can anyone have implants?
Most patients will be suitable for dental implants but this will largely depend on the quality of your jaw bone. Your dentist will carefully investigate and plan your case and if there is insufficient bone, they will graft bone to the site. Having missing teeth does not automatically qualify someone to have dental implants and good general and oral health is needed.
The vast majority of our patients who choose to have dental implants with Westbury Dental Care are healthy adults with fully developed and stagnant gums. Dental implants are rarely suitable for younger children as underlying bones are still growing at this stage.
Placement is usually carried out under local anaesthesia. During the surgery, the local anaesthesia eliminates all discomfort. After the surgery, there will be some discomfort, swelling and bruising which is normally controlled with over the counter medication. It’s highly liked that we will need you to visit our practice two times to complete full treatment’ the first being to fit the implant and then a follow-up appointment to fit the new tooth into the implant. Here at Westbury Dental Care, we are very flexible with our appointments and always try our best to cater to your busy schedule and requirements.
We use a range of different implant systems (Straumann, Nobel Biocare and Astra). Each case is different and your dentist will discuss the best option with you. Each type of dental implant has its advantages with all implants made to be resistant to pressures.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and restore your smile back to its best. In the implant itself, there will not be any feeling of such but you may sense tingling in the gum areas where the dental implant has been placed. Dental implants are designed to be implanted like normal teeth but it may take between 1-2 weeks after the treatment before this is the case.
Contact Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre
Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre is a well established and family friendly practice in the heart of New Malden. Our team of highly skilled professionals provide the best and most conservative option to meet your needs. Our clinic provides a comfortable and relaxed environment to help you feel at ease and full of confidence. If you’re looking to find out more information on our dental implant procedures or book your initial consultation, please get in touch with us today on 020 8942 8943.